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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Dec 16, 2011 12:06am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Christopher Hitchens RIP

A sad day indeed. I enjoyed his personality, love of life and many of his written works. I disagreed with him more then I agreed, but he always made me stop and think which is becoming a rare commodity in our world.

http://www.vanityfair.com/online/daily/2011/12/In-Memoriam-Christopher-Hitchens-19492011

There is coverage galore on Vanity Fair as would be expected. Drudge has some stuff up. Slate has all his articles this year.

C-SPAN has some wonderful interviews, many with his brother Peter. Here is one w/ just he and Brian Lamb. It's a good overview of how he saw his work.

http://tinyurl.com/cvy28vr (silly title)

An outspoken atheist and opponent of all religions, he had many a debate over the existence of God. His best were with Dinesh D'Souza. Here he is on Sharia law.

http://tinyurl.com/7sscemy

Ahh, George Galloway. A slimy demagogue on both sides of the pond. It's still fun to watch the ginsu job.

http://tinyurl.com/6v7l4qh

With one of my heroes W.F.Buckley and a surprising view from Mr. Hitchens.

http://tinyurl.com/4xq3p48

With Victor David Hanson on WW2.

http://tinyurl.com/89zjngj

And to send us off, Mr. Hitchens explaining why women aren't funny.

http://tinyurl.com/cgqpghx

A bon vivant extraordinaire. A complicated, interesting and brave man. I will miss him.

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Poster: lobster12 Date: Dec 16, 2011 8:06am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Christopher Hitchens RIP

Saw him on an episode of Bill Mahar Real TIme last year and he was blottoed. It was pretty funny.

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Poster: utopian Date: Dec 16, 2011 4:06am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Christopher Hitchens RIP

Rip

Enjoyed his wit, especially the hitch-slap series on YouTube

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Poster: snow_and_rain Date: Dec 16, 2011 7:40am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Christopher Hitchens RIP

Hitchens was an iconoclast in every sense of the word, but he lost me about ten years ago when he went from being a bomb-throwing liberal to beating the drums of war in the middle east. He must have felt somewhat vindicated by what's happening over there now.

What's truly sad is that he didn't live long enough to see Henry Kissinger put on trial. I was also amused at how he turned the typical end-of-life story on its head by vigorously embracing atheism even as he was staring death right in the face.

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Dec 17, 2011 7:45am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Christopher Hitchens RIP

http://tinyurl.com/78qwcah

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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Dec 16, 2011 7:43am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Christopher Hitchens RIP

Hmmm, mixed emotions on this one. It's almost always sad when a person passes - even if I, like you, disagreed with far more than I agreed with Hitchens on. Some stuff he was all over, some stuff he should have just shut his yapper on (good advice for all of us).

I remember his drama queen epi where he was voluntarily waterboarded to prove a point (to anyone who cared). IIRC, he lasted about 14 seconds. Not bad at all.

I made it 45 seconds and then pissed myself silly....

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Poster: wisconsindead Date: Dec 16, 2011 2:14pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Christopher Hitchens RIP

Nice to see some praise for this man.

I'm just glad I learned of him before he passed. Thanks for the inspiration, you won't be forgotten.